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Boxing champ Ava Knight meets Emilee Gettys at Bellator 238

Ava Knight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ava Knight has her second MMA assignment.

The boxing champion has been added to Bellator’s upcoming show on Jan. 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where she will fight Emilee Gettys in a strawweight bout on the main card. MMA Fighting confirmed the matchup following an initial report by MMA Junkie.

Knight, 31, made a successful Bellator and pro MMA debut when she defeated Shannon Goughary by third-round TKO at Bellator 228 in September. She then returned to the boxing ring in November, winning a unanimous decision over Luna del Mar Torroba to improve her boxing record to 19-2-5.

Making her first Bellator appearance, the 26-year-old Gettys has won three straight after an 0-3 start to her pro career. She previously competed for Tennesee’s Valor Fights promotion, where she defeated two of her opponents by submission.

Bellator 238 will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Julia Budd and former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta champion Cris Cyborg. The main card will air exclusively on the DAZN streaming service.

See the lineup below:

Main Card (DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)

Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg

Darrion Caldwell vs. Adam Borics

Sergio Pettis vs. Alfred Khashkyan

Dillon Danis vs. Kegan Gennrich

Henry Corrales vs. Juan Archuleta

Ava Knight vs. Emilee Gettys

Preliminary card (MMA Fighting, 7 p.m. ET)

Aaron Pico vs. Daniel Carey

Jay Jay Wilson vs Mario Navarro

Khonry Gracie vs. Hector Saldana

David Pacheco vs. Craig Plaskett

Brandon Bender vs. Joshua Jones

Ricardo Seixas Filho vs. Dominic Clark

Tyler Beneke vs. Jarrett Connor

A.J. Agazarm vs. Adel Altamimi

Curtis Millender vs. Moses Murrietta

Raymond Daniels vs. Jason King

Anthony Taylor vs. Chris Avila

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